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The Neurobiology of Stress, Fear, and Anxiety: Basic and Clinical Aspects

This web symposium on the neurobiology of stress, fear and anxiety was organized by Dr. Bruce McEwen of the Rockefeller University in New York City, USA.  The lectures below cover different neuroscience aspects of the topic of stress and may be viewed in any order. The lectures here were created between the fall of 2002 and fall of 2003.

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As an alternative to viewing and hearing the lectures on-line, you may choose to download one large zipped file that contains all the audio files for the entire lecture (in basic quality). These audio files, when unzipped, are in RealMedia format.  You also may choose to download one large zipped file that contains all the large slide images. After downloading and upzipping it, you may use your own software to view the lecture slides. Download these files by "right clicking" on the and images.

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Bruce S. McEwen, PhD
Rockefeller University, New York City, USA
Does Stress Damage the Brain?
Joseph E. LeDoux, PhD
New York University, New York City, USA
Fear, Memory and the Brain
Gregory J. Quirk, PhD
Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Learning NOT to Fear: Prefrontal Cortex, Amygdala and Extinction of Conditioned Fear
Sumantra Chattarji, PhD
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India
Stress and Contrasting Patterns of Neural Plasticity in the Amygdala and Hippocampus
David A. Silbersweig, MD & Emily Stern, MD
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
Functional Neuroimaging Studies of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Panic Disorder
Elizabeth A. Phelps, PhD
New York University, New York City, USA
Fear and the Human Amygdala

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